Your gift matters – the combined contributions of Rensselaer friends, staff, corporate and foundation partners, and our exemplary alumni enables Rensselaer to sustain its programs and develop innovative approaches to education and research as Rensselaer secures "greater prominence in the 21st century as a top-tier world-class technological research university with global reach and global impact." By supporting the vision of the original Rensselaer founders, Amos Eaton and Stephen Van Rensselaer, "for the purpose of instructing persons who may choose to apply themselves in the application of science to the common purpose of life," you can make a difference at Rensselaer!
Scholarships and Fellowships
Gifts for scholarships and fellowships are a direct connection to Rensselaer's past, present, and future.
Student Life - CLASS
To continue to attract and retain top students, Rensselaer must ensure a quality living experience in everything from residence halls to recreation.
Support for faculty strengthens Rensselaer at its core. The impact of endowed chairs is long-term and ongoing.
Rensselaer Signature Thrusts
Rensselaer is dramatically expanding the research enterprise by leveraging our existing strengths and focusing on five signature thrusts:
Athletics Since 1883, Rensselaer has built a legacy of achievement in athletics as well as academics, led by student-athletes who excel both on and off the field.
Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies
The Center houses faculty and researchers engaged in interdisciplinary research, and hosts world-class programs and symposia. Learn more in the Alumni Magazine.
The Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC)
EMPAC is a major center for collaborative inquiry — a center for artists, scientists, and engineers to come together to pursue discovery at the nexus of the real and virtual worlds.
Join more than 12,000 Rensselaer alumni, parents, friends, faculty and staff who have donated to the Rensselaer Annual Fund.
An unrestricted gift to endowment is perhaps the strongest vote of confidence a donor can make in an institution.
Rensselaer Parents Fund
The Rensselaer Parents Fund was established to give parents the opportunity to participate in the success of all Rensselaer students and in the entire university.